Both teams shook the matinee rust in the second quarter after a 16-12 first. The Pistons overcame 24-percent shooting in the first by cleaning up on the glass, not allowing the Hawks to get a single offensive rebound in the entire half (10-0). Andre Drummond was a beast, grabbing 13 rebounds overall to go along with his 11 points. As MFMP pointed out in the first half thread, he only had four points and five rebounds in the last game between these two teams (due to only playing 17 minutes as a result of being ill).
The Pistons did not make a three-pointer until four minutes into the second quarter. They hit 4-of-10 of their threes in the second frame and 4-of-5 at one point.
D.J. Augustin has six points off the bench. Brandon Jennings is 1-for-8 shooting.
Paul Millsap has 13 points for the Hawks. Mike Scott has nine points off the bench.